Weekly Bulletin 8 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you to all the parents, and staff, across the Centre who have made Chinese New Year come alive for the children this week in so many different ways. We have had wonderful Chinese fan dancing, and napkin spinning, which looked beautiful and was a lot of fun for the children – do have a look at the photos on the screen as you come into Homerton. Classes have also been learning how to write Chinese characters, and numbers, and we have had lots of making and eating, of noodles and spring rolls…as well as a few sweeter treats! Classes are really looking so colourful and bright and many have dragons, created by the children hanging from the ceiling. Just a reminder from last week there are:- Family Worker Drop In Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:- The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3UG. Do go along if you want any parenting, or other advice, or alternatively speak to me, or Fran Crouch in East Room, who has lots of previous experience as a family worker running parenting courses. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech or language development there are also drop in sessions to see Speech Therapists across Cambridgeshire – please ask at the Office for times. Diary date reminders Half Term holiday Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February. Please note we are running a …. Holiday club Monday 18th- Friday 22nd February please speak to Mel, or the office staff, to book a place for holiday club. We only have...

Weekly Bulletin – 1 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, We have had a very exciting week here at Homerton with our guest storyteller, Marion Leeper, telling ‘Stories in the Dark’, in her beautiful tent which just fitted into the Library! The snow has also been enjoyed by all, and lots of children have been sliding down the hills at Homerton on tin trays.  One class also managed visits to the allotment which was looking really magical.   Next week we have Sissi’s Mum, from East Room, kindly doing a Chinese dance show for us all in the Rainbow Room – your children may well talk about this event to celebrate Chinese New Year. There are also plans to cook lots of noodles in classes, and share Chinese stories.   A big thank you to Felicity and Helen for delivering their writing workshop, last week, which was a really interesting and informative session – if you have any questions about your child and writing please speak to class staff, or go and see Felicity in East Room.   Family Worker Drop – In sessions are being run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:- The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Rd, CB1 3UG. Do go along if you want any parenting, or other advice, or alternatively speak to me, or Fran Crouch in East Room, who has lots of previous experience as a family worker running parenting courses.   A FINAL PLEA ..Please do keep your children at home if they feel unwell as we have had a lot of sickness this week and it has spread quickly, both to...

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – January 21 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin January 21st 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is this half term’s core book and the children are busy acting out the story as well as enjoying making and eating lots of porridge with different toppings. The children will also be getting to know a variety of other ‘Once Upon a Time’, stories this half term. The structure of these simple tales helps children learn about how to write their own stories which staff are scribing for them. If you would like to find out about how children start to write themselves then please do come along to this week’s Writing Workshops on Wednesday– see below for more information. A couple requests from us are:- If your child is not feeling well in the morning please try to find a way to keep them at home in order to reduce the spread of illnesses within classes. Please phone the office by 10am if your child is coming in later in the morning and needs a lunch. Thank you to all those parents who park further away and walk rather than parking on our yellow lines. The lines are there to keep all the children safe when crossing the road. Please remember to sign up for parent consultations which are coming up shortly and are a great opportunity to hear about your child’s progress and achievements here at Homerton as well as to discuss any concerns you may have about your child. Diary date reminders Wednesday 23rd January Parent workshop on ‘Children and Writing Development’ at 1.30-2.45pm and again at 7.15-8.30pm.  Do come...

Weekly Bulletin – 11 January 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,   Firstly a very big thank you to all of you for your help and support with our Save Nursery Schools campaign.  Heidi Allen, the Local MP for Homerton, has written a very supportive letter to the Education Minister, on our behalf, and we will be delivering the petition to her office for her to present to parliament at the end of January. If you have any more signed petitions at home please return them to the office as soon as possible.  If you wish to write a letter to Heidi in support of Homerton then please do email her heidi.allen.mp@parliament.uk VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED Classes are just starting to go to the Old Orchard and allotment again – if there are any parents who could spare an hour between 9.30-10.30 any day to help take children to the Old orchard or allotment, or to share stories in class, then please come and see me, or speak to your class staff directly .   Diary date reminders Tuesday 15th January is the deadline for applying for a reception class place.  Please make sure your application is in for Tuesday. Wednesday 23rd January Parent workshop on ‘Children and Writing Development’ at 1.30-2.45pm and again at 7.15-8.30pm.  Do come along to this informative session on how children learn to write and how you can help at home. Wednesday 30th January Stories in the Dark with Marion Leeper – This session takes place for all children through the school day. Marion is bringing along her tent, and torches, to create a magical atmosphere whilst telling stories based on light...

Weekly Bulletin – 7 December 2018

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you very much for coming along and enjoying our Story Trail …the magic of a real baby, as Jesus, is always a real highlight for the children. The raffle raised the grand sum of £344, thank you to everyone who helped – by donating prizes, making the hampers, selling and buying the tickets. Update on Save Nursery Schools We had a meeting on Tuesday which was very well attended and would now like to ask for your support in the following ways:- 1. Please can you sign the petition that is in the Centre 2. Please collect a blank petition sheet from the office, or print the one attached to this email, and get as many Cambridge friends, family and contacts to sign it. Please return to the office by 9th January at the latest. 3. Please take a Save Nursery School poster, or print the one attached to this email, so that your child/children can do a drawing on the bottom half of the poster and then display it in your window in order to raise awareness in the local community. 4. Write to your local MP to save Maintained Nursery Schools Our aim is to get the promise of existing levels of funding for Maintained Nursery Schools beyond April 2020. The petition needs to be in paper form (as an electronic petition by email needs at least 100,000 signatures to create a debate in parliament). Diary date reminders Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th Dec – The children will be having a special roast for their Christmas lunch…if your child attends on both...

Save Nursery Schools – 28 November 2018

Dear Parents and Carers, As I mentioned in the weekly bulletin Nursery school funding is at risk again. We are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 4th December at the Fields, Galfrid Road, Cambridge, CB5 8ND at 7.00 pm to decide on what we can do to lobby parliament to continue to fund us, at our current levels, beyond March 2020. The most important thing parents can do is to come along to the meeting, display the attached poster, and crucially sign the government petition which needs to go in for 11th January. I shall be sending out a link to this petition shortly. In the meantime if you are able to come along to the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday to hear more about this important issue please do. Many thanks in advance for your support. Alex Alex Pearson Head Teacher Homerton Early Years...
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